Measures to supply textbooks by June 1, says Kimmane

Measures to supply textbooks by June 1, says Kimmane

'Tender process to print the textbooks have been completed'

Measures to supply textbooks by June 1, says Kimmane

Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Kimmane Rathnakar has said that to supply textbooks to the students from June 1, measures have been taken to print the textbooks.

Speaking to mediapersons on the sidelines of   33rd annual day of High School and First Grade College of Town Mahila Samaja in Chikmagalur on Friday, he said that tender process to print the textbooks have been completed and a few have gone for printing. Komu Sauharda Vedike had submitted a petition seeking revision of textbooks. “However, the revision can not be done at present. We require atleast five to six months to revise textbooks. The teachers have been directed to drop those words that are against the interest of the constitution, caste and religion. Any changes in the textbooks will be taken up the coming days.”

“We are making an effort to bring in 273 unaided schools to the purview of aided schools. Teacher of a private school attempting to commit suicide is not a good development in a democratic set up.  Problems can not be solved through mounting pressure. Unaided school teachers should withdraw their protest.”The Minister said that only education can bring in changes in the society.

“One can gain knowledge only through continuous effort. A good library is essential to increase the knowledge among schoolchildren. Parents should inculcate reading habit in their children. Parents and teachers should be guiding force behind the success of the students.”

Kimmane said that teachers play a vital role in identifying and nurturing the talent in children.

He said that women in India have undergone hardship than any other countries of the world. Without her knowledge, her rights have been snatched away in the male dominated society. Inspite of illiteracy, people were sincere in the past. However, with increase in literacy, the values are on decline, he added.

Town Mahila Samaja President Dr Shanthi Srinivas, Geetha M L Murthy, College Principal Indresh, DDPI G B Rajappa and others were present.